|2016 Honda Pilot||2016 Ford Explorer|
|12.4 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||13.9 l/100km|
|8.8 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||9.6 l/100km|
|280 HP / 260 lb-ft.||Power Ratings||290 HP / 255 lb-ft.|
|Available||9-Speed Automatic Transmission||Not Available|
2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Ford Explorer
This year is blowing up across the automotive industry’s map, with tons of all-new and brand-new vehicles hitting the market in 2016. But what has us the most excited is the huge amount of new vehicles from the brands we carry here at Drive Wheaton, including Honda. As Honda continues to bolster its light truck lineup, we’ll be seeing an all-new Pilot in the next couple of months. But one of our competitors will be releasing a brand new crossover as well, so we decided to take a closer look at the 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Ford Explorer.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Pilot
As you can see by taking a look at the table above, the all-new Pilot has quite a few advantages over the facelifted Ford Explorer, not the least of which is fuel efficiency. Honda has been known to create pretty efficient vehicles, and while big vehicles like the Pilot and Explorer won’t be claiming that they have incredible fuel efficiency anytime soon, the Pilot certainly has impressive efficiency for a vehicle of its size. At 12.4 l/100km on city streets and 8.8 l/100km on highways it dominates the competition, which only runs at 13.9 l/100km and 9.6 l/100km.
As for power, the vehicles are pretty well matched. The Explorer might have 10 extra horsepower, but the Pilot fires back with 5 extra foot-pounds of torque. But the biggest advantage that the Honda Pilot has in terms of power is its impressive new 9-speed automatic transmission, which is available on higher trim levels. This will offer a smoother transition between gears, leading to a much more enjoyable driving experience. Be sure to give us a call if you’d like to experience it yourself.